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Title Black imagination and the Middle Passage / edited by Maria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Carl Pedersen
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages)
Series W.E.B. Du Bois Institute
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Series)
Contents "The Middle Passage Blues" / James A. Emanuel -- The Middle Passage between history and fiction : introductory remarks / Maria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Carl Pedersen -- Patterns in the transatlantic slave trade, 1662-1867 : new indications of African origins of slaves arriving in the Americas / David Eltis, David Richardson, Stephen D. Behrendt -- The slave ship dance / Geneviève Fabre -- The (de)construction of the "other" in The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano / Jesús Benito, Ana Manzanas -- Landings : Robert Hayden's and Kamau Brathwaite's poetic renderings of the Middle Passage in comparative perspective / Françoise Charras -- The poetics of abjection in Beloved / Claudine Raynaud -- Surviving through a pattern of timeless moments : a reading of Caryl Phillips's Crossing the river / Claude Julien -- Dislocation, violence, and the language of sentiment / Cynthia S. Hamilton -- The color of money : economic structures of race and gender under slavery / Eva Boesenberg -- Judicial nullification : the South Carolinian movement to reopen the African slave trade in the 1850s / Manisha Sinha -- Africa in South Carolina : Mamie Garvin Fields's Lemon swamp and other places / Clara Juncker
"The persistence of tradition" : the retelling of Sea Islands culture in works by Julie Dash, Gloria Naylor, and Paule Marshall / Lene Brøndum -- The African American concept of the fantastic as Middle Passage / Hélène Christol -- The enigma of the return / Fritz Gysin -- The hues and uses of Liberia / Marie Tyler-McGraw -- Voyage into the heart of Africa : Pauline Hopkins and Of one blood / Hanna Wallinger -- African Americans in Africa : Black missionaries and the "Congo atrocities," 1890-1910 / Katja Füllberg-Stolberg -- Sexual violence and the Black Atlantic : on Alice Walker's Possessing the secret of joy / M. Giulia Fabi -- Alice Walker, activist : matron of FORWARD / Tobe Levin, Freifrau von Gleichen -- Passages to identity : re-membering the diaspora in Marshall, Phillips, and Cliff / Johanna X.K. Garvey -- Return passages : Maryse Condé brings Tituba back to Barbados / Robert H. McCormick, Jr. -- Mediterranean passage : the beginnings of an African Italian literature and the African American example / Alessandro Portelli -- "Transatlantic passages revisited, Tenerife" / Melba Joyce Boyd
Summary This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes a broad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to the interior of the Americas, and from the beginning of the Passage to the present day
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Blacks in literature.
Caribbean literature (English) -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Slave trade in literature.
Slave trade -- History.
Slavery in literature.
West Indian literature (English) -- History and criticism.
English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life.
Form Electronic book
Author Diedrich, Maria.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Pedersen, Carl.
LC no. 98024622
ISBN 0195126408 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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